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Schenectady family upset over city action

Sunday, July 26, 2015
My parents purchased their home at 143 Oregon Ave. in 1957. My father was so proud of his job at the GE as a mechanist and proud of his home ownership and his ability to pay his taxes.
 

Feds not telling truth about foreign policy

Sunday, July 26, 2015
We have been told that if you repeat a lie often enough it will become the truth. Yet experience demonstrates that ignoring or denying the truth often exacts a heavy price, leading to delusion and a self-destructive disconnect from reality.
 

Yes to constitutional convention in NY

Sunday, July 26, 2015
I would like to congratulate Sara Foss on her July 17 column stating that the voters of New York may be ready for a constitutional convention.
 

New flag to represent old South still racist

Sunday, July 26, 2015
Re July 19 letter, “Create a new flag for South’s soldiers”: Theodore Dick said there needs to be a new Confederate flag. He also said it was unfortunate the flag has become a symbol of racial hatred.
 

Casino job fair misled people seeking work

Sunday, July 26, 2015
Rush Street Gaming is off to a pretty poor start. First, they replaced the original plan with the same casino they have built in other states, appropriately resembling a shopping mall. Yesterday’s [July 18] stunt at SCCC was really over the top.
 
New York needs protected bike lanes

New York needs protected bike lanes

Sunday, July 26, 2015
I just returned from a trip to Oregon, and I wish Bill Bowerman was alive to see what was happening.
 

The mystery outcome of Mr. Mystery’s contributions

Sunday, July 26, 2015
At a recent meeting of the Sharon Springs Thanatopsis Pleasure and Literary Club (we’re Dorothy Parker fans), a member gave a presentation titled “Man of Mystery.”
 

Schenectady commission still operating in shadows over casino

Sunday, July 26, 2015
In the latest round of absurdity regarding the approvals for the design of the new Rush casino in Schenectady, the city Planning Commission once again declared itself and its actions exempt from any of the state laws regarding open government.
 

No justification for DEC to kill the geese

Saturday, July 25, 2015
The state Department of Environmental Conservation is once again using the same shameful scare tactics regarding air safety and using a false benevolent scam to fool the public into thinking tax dollars are not being wasted.
 

Amsterdam sign vandals showed who they really are

Saturday, July 25, 2015
To the vandals who destroyed the road sign in front of our home for the second time — I know who you are.
 

Fine drivers based on how long light is red

Saturday, July 25, 2015
A camera at the intersection of Erie Boulevard and Liberty Street here in Schenectady might generate substantial income.
 

Expand local control over state projects

Saturday, July 25, 2015
The state government has a bad habit of making exemptions for itself, often at the expense of the local communities where the impact of their decisions will be felt most.
 

Trump would make formidable president

Friday, July 24, 2015
As far as the media calling Trump a clown, this was very disgraceful.
 

Iran deal fits Obama pattern of weaker US

Friday, July 24, 2015
I have heard many “talking heads” asking, “Why did President Obama reach this deal with Iran?”
 

Nixon ended draft, Truman was politician

Friday, July 24, 2015
Mr. Vincent Belardo’s July 13 letter to the editor [“Trump will straighten out country’s mess”] suggests that he could use a refresher course in history.
 
 

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